One of the best resources for local gardening is the (full-text) Orlando Sentinel database. Tom MacCubbin is a retired Orange County Extension Agent and writes for the Orlando Sentinel. Just type in "MacCubbin" and the name of the plant (or gardening topic) you are interested in. You must connect your terms with the word "and."
Do you have a question about plants, gardening, or the environment? Enter a search term or browse the Environmental Science subject heading for information on soil science, pollution, and waste treatment.
Mother Earth News provides this free app for starting a vegetable garden. This app provides information on specific crops and gardening techniques like watering, transplanting, and mulching. iTunes | Google Play | Website
Get scientific information on Florida gardening from the University of Florida. This is a huge searchable website. To search, go to UF Search and put your keywords for topics, such as xeriscaping, citrus diseases, or tomato pests, in the "UF Web Pages" search box. Make sure to add "site:ifas.ufl.edu" into the search box following your keywords to search UF specific pages.
Find out about gardening classes or how to become a Florida Master Gardener. Use Ask An Agent at email@example.com and get an answer to your gardening questions in 24 to 72 hours. You can also get tips and recommendations from the UF/IFAS on how to make your lawn green.
Join this online community of gardeners for a wide selection of discussion groups. Find a discussion group by title, topic, plant name, or garden type. Definitely check out the Florida section of the forum to find solutions for problems in your Florida garden.
Go shopping for your garden or sell your own items on Craigslist. Look at these free classifieds for plants, equipment, and materials. Sometimes people will even give their plants away, you just have to dig them out.